Students enrolling in the University Honors Program join a unique and diverse community of peers, faculty scholars, staff members, advisors, alumni, community members, and supporters. Providing a supportive community represents an important goal of the program. The Honors Program is not only focused on academics. To be a success, the program must provide a learning environment that promotes social interaction, trust, generosity, caring, and teamwork.
As active members of the Honors community, students are afforded many unique opportunities and benefits, including:
- Opportunities to work closely with individual faculty members on co-curricular projects or in more intimate classroom settings;
- Small-enrollment, degree-applicable Honors classes focused on interesting subjects within the University’s General Education Program;
- Dedicated space in the Kennedy Library for studying, interacting with other Honors students, and meeting with program advisors;
- Reserved space for incoming freshmen in the Honors Housing;
- Opportunities to receive Honors course credit for a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities, including study abroad experience, internship work, civic engagement, community service, and leadership within a campus student organization;
- Opportunities to conduct meaningful interdisciplinary research with students and faculty from across campus; and
- Recognition upon graduation and during commencement for the time, effort, and dedication required to successfully complete the Honors Program.